This piece explores the life span of a tornado and which instrument is better suited for that than just the tuba? The piece has three movements:
I - Impatient Storm Cell
II - Cumulus Clouds
III - Multiple Vortex Tornado
To the conductor:
This piece presents challenges in dynamics and articulation, as well as in the interplay with the soloist. The piece is based on a scale of seven pitches (as ‘Tornado’ has seven letters) and is notated as a concert Eb major scale with three accidentals. Only these seven notes are played throughout the piece. Playing time appx. 10 minutes.
HANS OFFERDAL (1971)
Hans Offerdal holds degrees in music theory and composition from The Norwegian State Academy of Music, The University of Oslo, Kingston University London, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently a professional composer, arranger and conductor, he also teaches at The State Academy and Barratt Due Music Institute. With experience ranging from professional recording musicians in Hollywood to school bands in Oslo, he is an active contributor at Norsk Noteservice as with music for various ensembles at various levels.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND BAND, CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
Full recording available on "Tales and Myths of Gothia - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2018-2019"
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”Young Band” series from Norsk Noteservice can be played at any age, but have a smaller instrumentation than what is known as ”Concert Band” and “Symphonic Band”.
Characteristics for this series are:
• Simple structures that makes it playable for most bands.
• Range and technical difficulties are limited
• Parts that mostly are cross-cued and can be left out is: Bassoon, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 2, Baritone Saxophone, Horn, Trombone 2, Mallet percussion, and Percussion 3.
• Most solos are cross-cued.
• The difficulties varies from grade 2 to 3.
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Norwegian music, Original music, Contemporary|
|Instrumentation||Concert band, Concert band with soloist - vocal or instrumental soloist|
|Series||Noteservice Young Band Classics|
|Band catalogue||European Band Catalogue 2018|